Trainees Delivering Meals to Families During Pandemic

Updated April 21, 2020

Publications reported that medical students and residents in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences have been delivering meals to food-insecure children in the Buffalo Public Schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. The effort is the brainchild of James K. Lukan, MD, clinical associate professor of surgery and director of the general surgery residency program at the Jacobs School. “The idea came when the Buffalo Public Schools announced they would be closing for some period of time,” Lukan said. “Understanding that many public school students depend upon the schools’ meal programs, I reached out to some district contacts.”